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 How many rounds on a M60 belt of ammo?
Aimless  [Site Staff]
4/28/2004 7:15:48 AM
A buddy of mine got what I think are some belts of m60 ammo. They are belts of 7.62 ammo with tracers every 5 rounds I think he said. They come in a sort of cloth bandoleer and there are a couple of belts in each sealed ammo can. I haven't seen them yet, but I figured some of you guys would know off the top of your head how many rounds there were per belt and can.

I would assume if this is US nato ammo it should be perfectly fine, except I would have to delink it if I buy/trade for some.

Thanks
Maggot  [Member]
4/28/2004 7:25:27 AM
M60 doesn't take cloth belt. They probally for a M1919 in .308?
Aimless  [Site Staff]
4/28/2004 7:30:13 AM
Sorry, they are rounds with metal links, the belt is just inside a cloth bandoleer.

Did they make a 1919 in .308 or do you mean some aftermarket thing? I think these are military surplus. I suppose I could just go over to his house and look at them
Waldo  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 7:59:48 AM

Might be 60 ammo in one of those "assualt" packs. Not sure how many rounds they held. There were a few different styles and sizes made over the years, IIRC.

You'll be able to tell 1919 links from 60 links. The 1919 lpulls the round out while the 60 is a push link.

Probably 200-250 if in a 30 cal can.


IF it's 308 on real 1919 Isreali 308 links, shoot the ammo and sell the links here as they are scarce.
osprey21  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 8:04:11 AM
Should be 200rds per.
avengeusa  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 8:10:26 AM
200
LS1Eddie  [Member]
4/28/2004 8:24:17 AM
Original pack is two one hundred round belts in cloth bandoliers in cardboard boxes packed in a metal ammo can. Ball and tracer 4:1 mix is the most common. Minigun ammo comes 750 rounds per belt, two per metal ammo can and is most often ball and tracer 9:1 mix.

Eddie
MickeyMouse  [Site Staff]
4/28/2004 8:47:09 AM

Sorry, they are rounds with metal links, the belt is just inside a cloth bandoleer.

Did they make a 1919 in .308 or do you mean some aftermarket thing? I think these are military surplus. I suppose I could just go over to his house and look at them.



US made 1919 in 30-06. Israel modified them to .308. SOMEBODY made them in 8mm.
Browning links are of two types, both have two loops that surround the case. Originally used cloth belts.

M-60 uses M-13 links which have an opening or slot along one side. They are a push though type and that is where the "pusher" on the bolt goes though. MG-42, HK-21 and others use the same scheme and in fact will run the same links.

Interestingly, there was a US issue 1919 that used M-13 links!! I know because I have one.

What you have is 100rnd belts for the plastic box that hangs on the side of an M-60.
Waldo  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 9:04:23 AM

Originally Posted By MickeyMouse:
Interestingly, there was a US issue 1919 that used M-13 links!! I know because I have one.



I always thought that was a Canadian conversion?


Soryy about the threadjack
doorgunner84  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 10:52:23 AM

Originally Posted By LS1Eddie:
Minigun ammo comes 750 rounds per belt, two per metal ammo can and is most often ball and tracer 9:1 mix.

Eddie



Hate to knit-pick Eddie but.... GAU2 ammo is whatever you order up and whatever you have on hand. We shoot 4:1 all the time.
CB1  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 12:58:19 PM
my poor memory tells me that the belt was 100rds. however, today those packs that the boys are using may carry more.

2whiskeyP  [Team Member]
4/28/2004 1:16:30 PM
I had 500 continuous linked for a M1919 once. Got kinda heavey so it didn't stay together very long...